La Trobe University

Bachelor of Accounting

Overview

ATAR*
Start dates
March, July, November 2019
Duration
3 years full-time or part-time equivalent (all campuses), 2 years fast-track full-time (Sydney Campus only)
Fees and costs
Please check out our Fee calculator for an estimation of course fees.

*N/A: Not applicable, N/P: Not published, NC: New course, RC: Range of criteria.
Additional information on the 2018 intake is now available at the ATAR Wizard.

Study a Bachelor of Accounting with accounting and finance subjects ranked in the world's top 200.*

Offering more than just a qualification, our Bachelor of Accounting develops your business skills along with an awareness of ethics, human rights, sustainability and public policy issues.

In first year you'll be introduced to business disciplines including accounting, economics, finance, management, marketing and statistics, and start your in-depth studies of contemporary issues in accounting. To ensure our course content and curriculum are up-to-date, we work closely with global corporations like Deloitte and PwC.

In addition to completing an eight-subject major in accounting, you can also complete a second major from areas within the Business School, two minors, or up to eight elective subjects. For example, you might choose to complete a second major in financial planning or management, or minor in forensic accounting or corporate finance.

Your elective choices can include study tours, internships and languages, and you can choose to complete these electives overseas at one of our partner universities. We have connections with top business schools including the University of Innsbruck and the Berlin School of Economics.

Our unique industry Professors of Practice work within this course to improve course curriculum, student learning experience, and engage with industry and business.

This course is also delivered in partnership with Chisholm at Chisholm at 311. For more information please visit the Chisholm website.

*QS World University Rankings by Subject 2017

The qualification awarded on graduation is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) as Level 7.

Specialisations, majors and minors

In addition to the accounting major defined within the core subjects of this course you may choose to complete a second major, or one or two minors, instead of completing all nine elective subjects.  The majors and minors may be chosen from any on offer in the university, subject to their being no more than eight subjects for a major and four subjects for a minor, and subject to having completed any prerequisite subjects required.

Note: the availability of majors and minors varies between campuses.Please see the Handbook for more information.

Majors

Minors

Entry requirements

Prerequisites

VCE: Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or at least 20 in English other than EAL.

HSC: One of English (Standard), English (Advanced) (Band 2), English as a Second Language (Band 3).

NB: Meeting minimum prerequisites does not guarantee an offer of a place. Entry into all La Trobe courses is based on competitive selection and there may be limited places available.

Year 12 and non-year 12 extra requirements

Applicants may wish to provide other documentation in support of their application. Non-Year 12 applicants must complete and submit a VTAC Personal Statement online for other information to be considered during the selection process e.g. details on work experience or reasons for applying.

Subject bonus

VCE: A study score of 25 in any Business equals 4 aggregate points per study. A study score of 20 in any LOTE equals 4 aggregate points per study. Overall maximum of 12 points.

HSC: Applicants will be given one bonus point for successful completion of the following HSC subjects at Band 3: Any business subject, English (Standard) or (English Advanced), Mathematics General 2, Mathematics, HSC Mathematics Extension 1, Mathematics Extension 2 or Band 4 in English (ESL). Applicants will be given one bonus point for completion of any language subject other than English at Band 2. An overall maximum of four bonus points are available.

*The presentation of entry requirements is currently transitioning to the new Australian Government admissions transparency format. Please check back in July for the new statement.

Career outcomes

Once you graduate, you can work in fields such as auditing, taxation and management consulting. Many of our graduates have risen to high-level positions as company directors in commercial organisations as well as in the public sector.

Professional recognition

The Bachelor of Accounting is accredited by CPA Australia, Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ), and the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA). Depending on campus, students may be required to complete specific electives in order to graduate with the CPA Australia and CAANZ accredited qualification, please refer to the Handbook for further details.

Membership may require an application to the professional body and may have additional or ongoing requirements beyond the completion of the degree. Please contact the relevant professional body for details.

Fees and costs

Course fees

Your course fees will depend on the subjects you choose to study: each subject has its own costs. The total course fee may vary depending on the subjects you choose, your study load, the time it takes to complete your course and your approved Credit for Prior Learning.

Find out more about undergraduate course fees.

Scholarships

Scholarships are available for both current and future students. Find out what La Trobe scholarship opportunities might be available to you.

How to apply

Applications for Semester 1, 2019 will open later this year.


How to apply for an undergraduate degree


To find out more about this course and studying at La Trobe:


See Student Handbook for more details

The Handbook contains detailed course information designed for enrolled students, including course structures, electives and options. The delivery of this course can vary between campuses. For detailed information please select the relevant campus: